Mixed, Ice, 150 ft,
Avg: 3 from 1
FA: Jan 7, 2000 Ty Mack, Tom Yandon
> Adirondack Ice…
> D: Keene Valley…
> Chapel Pond
This route is an alternative top pitch to Lilith
P1 (WI3): Climb Lilith
to the P1 belay at a tree clump at the base of a right-rising ramp. Instead of belaying here, continue up the right-rising ramp to another tree clump below the final steep column of Lilith
, and right of the giant orange wall. Belay here.
Alternatively, climb Lilith Direct to the same belay ledge.
P2 (WI5 M6): In normal conditions, you step left onto a ledge, then up a left-leaning chimney to a hanging icicle. Mount this and climb to the trees. This pitch goes at M6 with a couple hard ice pulls.
In April 4, 2008, in moment of rare conditions, the finishing icicle touched down to the ledge to form an 80'-tall body-sized pillar, making one of the tallest free-standing columns in the state. And yes, it was climbed.
Standard ice rack plus rock gear to 3".